• 2018 Fourth Annual Fundraising Event April 27 Waterloo, Ontario

    LET'S CREATE A BETTER FUTURE FOR ANYONE AFFECTED BY MENTAL ILLNESS.

  • IT'S A FUN EVENING WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, DANCING, HORS D’OEUVRES, CASH BAR AND PRIZES

     

    Join us on Friday April 27, 2018 for our fourth annual fundraising event. You will enjoy a fabulous evening of entertainment by "The Stand Up for Mental Health Comedy Show", and live music by local band "Double Impact". You will also have the opportunity to bid on a variety of wonderful auction items. Dress code will be cocktail casual or "Denim & Diamonds" theme.

     

    What's important is that you won't only be taking part in an event, you'll be raising money and helping us to create a better future for anyone affected by mental illness in the Waterloo region.

     

     

    Tickets are $60 ($25 tax receipt) per person. Get a table of 8 together or come on your own. Proceeds of the event will go to the Mental Health Music Therapy Program at Grand River Hospital.

     

     

    Location

     

    Luther Village on the Park (Sunshine Center) at 7 pm
    141 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6L1


    Dress code

    • Denim & Diamonds

    2018 Volunteer Committee

     

    Chair: Cheryll Drew

    Committee Members:

     

    Helen Clough

    Joan Miller

    Tahira Farid

    Lorraine Toews

    Sharon Snyder

    Ted Klaver

    Joanna Stadnik

     

  • OUR SPONSOR

    We're on a mission to connect your cause to the people who care the most.

    ScotiaBank

    Helping to improve patient care and get patients back into society as quickly as possible remains a focus for Scotiabank’s funding in the healthcare sector. The Bank is proud to partner with a variety of organizations supporting this cause.

     

    We are excited to welcome Scotia Bank for the third time as one of the sponsors participating at this year's fundraiser event.

     

  • SPECIAL THANKS TO SPONSORS

    Special thanks to The Bay, Waterloo and Heffner Toyota

    The Hudson Bay, Waterloo

    Special thanks to the Hudson Bay, Waterloo for allowing us to participate in the Giving Day to raise money for our fundraiser.

     

    The Hudson Bay is a huge supporter of local charities. We thank you for your contribution!

     

    Heffner Toyota

    Special thanks to Heffner Toyota for sponsoring us.

    Fehr-way Tours

    Special thanks to Diane Fehr Palmer for sponsoring us.

  • SPECIAL THANKS TO WESTJET

    For Donating Round Trip Tickets

     

     

     

  • Special Thanks to our other supporters

    Thanks to our other supporters for continued support

    Kathe Metzger

    Independent Donor

    Westmount Funeral Home

    1001 Ottawa St S, Kitchener, ON N2E 2X5, Canada

    Bob Bunker

    Royal LePage Wolle Realty, Brokerage

    Dentistry On Lawrence

    232 232 Lawrence Ave, Kitchener, ON N2M 1Y4, Canada

  • OUR BENEFICIARY

    Grand River Hospital Foundation

     

    This annual event is a volunteer collaboration with proceeds benefiting Grand River Hospital, Adult and Children's Mental Health Music Therapy Program.

     

    3 Smiles Fundraiser event will take place on:

     

    Friday, April 27, 2018 at Luther Village on the Park (Sunshine Center)
    141 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6L1
    Dress code: Denim & Diamonds

     

    Our fundraising objective is to financially assist our local hospital to provide the highest quality health care to support recovery from mental illness. For more information on Grand River Hospital Foundation, please visit http://www.grhf.org/

     

     

     

  • SPEAKER

    Stand Up For Mental Health

    What’s so funny about mental health? As far as Stand Up For Mental Health (SMH) is concerned – everything! Founded by award-winning counsellor and stand-up comic David Granirer who himself suffer from depression, SMH teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues. This show takes a hilarious look at the lighter side of taking meds, dealing with addictions, seeing counselors, getting diagnosed, and surviving the mental health system

    http://www.standupformentalhealth.com

  • OUR GUEST PERFORMERS

    Double Impact

    Darrell Kuwabara & Rod Gimpel

  • OUR MC

    Kris Bernard

    Kris Bernard has called Stratford home for over a decade. She studied Broadcast Journalism at Mohawk College and then proceeded to thrive in her field which allowed her to create lasting relationships and develop her skills in communication. Passionate about people and the stories they have to tell, Kris found her move to Stratford's tight knit community to be a natural fit.

    With the encouragement of her family and friends, Kris accepted a position with the Stratford Festival where she now oversees the Front of House Department and works along side a group of passionate individuals who work tirelessly to create an exceptional experience for each and every guest that walk through their doors. In her free time Kris loves to see shows with her husband Jeremy along with their two sons Luke and Joe.

    If all the world's a stage Kris is so grateful to be cast along side so many talented "players". She only hopes that the part she plays will help ensure people's stories will be heard through theatre and the arts for generations to come.

  • 2018 PRIZE DONORS

    Thanks to all our 2018 prize donors!

    WestJet

    Stratford Festival

    Banbury Grasslands

    Fehr-way Tours

    Mary Lynn Photography

    Courtyard Waterloo Marriott

    Dutchies Fresh Market

    Grand Philharmonic Choir

    Kitchener Waterloo Symphony

    Toronto Blue Jays

    Drayton Entertainment

    Boston Pizza

    Princess Cafe

    Princess Cinemas

    Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club

    Delta Waterloo

    Westmount Funeral Home

    Dairy Queen

    Harold Albrecht MP

    Charcoal Steakhouse

    Long & McQuade

    Paint by Munzy

    PTH Automotive

    Daily Grill

    Real Canadian Superstore

    Metro Restaurant

    Adventure Guide

    Eyes on King

    Anita Skincare Spa

    Jack's Family Restaurant

    City Cafe Bakery

    Arabesque Cafe

    Wimpy's Diner

    Kypreos Restaurant

    Seven Shores

    Montana's

    Airways Transit

    Barbarian Sports Wear

    Copper Branch

    Biba Boutique

    ABE ERB

    Flo Hair Lounge

    Sherwood Music

    Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

    Landmark Cinemas

    Rainbow Caribbean Cuisine

    Glenbriar Home Hardware

    Living Lighting (Fairway rd)

    Rumble Tum Cafe & Gifts

    Toronto Raptors

    Crossroads Family Restaurant

    Swiss Chalet

    Art by Alexandria Kostantos Mustakas

    Handcrafted Pottery by Anne Beyers

    Shawn Hlowatzki‎

    Bryan's Renovations

    Jenna and Bill Braun

    Cherie Shultz - Independent Consultant Arbonne

    Pat Sage

    Nanci Phelan - Stained Glass Artist

    The 1842 Bed + Breakfast

    Ryan Arts + Fine Craft Gallery in Conestoga

    Kultrun Market - Neruda

  • WHO WE ARE

    3 Smiles Fundraiser group members include educators, parents, family of suicide victims, people with lived experience of mental health and concerned community members. 
     
    We came together to plan our first annual fundraiser event to raise funds in support of mental health care in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Our goal is to directly impact on ensuring excellent health care remains close to home for residents of Waterloo Region.

  • OUR VISION

    To build a healthy community of people with strong mind, body and spirit.

  • OUR MISSION

    To facilitate excellent mental health care services and programs in the Kitchener-Waterloo region to improve support and recovery from mental illness.

  • CONTACT US

    Connect with us if you have any questions

  • YOU + SOCIAL MEDIA

    = SOCIAL IMPACT

    You're awesome. Let's talk.

    Phone

     

    226.808.2463

     

    Email

    Email

     

    cdrewbay@hotmail.com

     

  • Past Fundraisers

    Our great success in the past fundraisers wouldn't have been possible with you

    2017 Fundraiser

    Unmask the Stigma: Masquerade Ball

    Date: Friday May 5, 2017

     

    Location:

    Luther Village on the Park (Sunshine Center)
    141 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6L1

    2015 Fundraiser

    Roaring 20‘s

    Date: May 22, 2015

     

    Location:

    Luther Village on the Park (Sunshine Center)
    141 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6L1

     

    3 Smiles Fundraiser in Waterloo Record

    3 Smiles Fundraiser in Snapd Kitchener Waterloo

  • 2015 PRIZE DONORS

    We thank the following businesses for generously donating prizes